Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00Seoul: North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said, after its leader Kim Jong-un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00GENEVA: China will build a “new model” of relations with the United States, President Xi Jinping said in a speech that portrayed China as the leader of a globalised world where only international cooperation could solve the big problems.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00Jakarta: Indonesia may have recently become a major market for Chinese mobile phone makers Xiaomi and Oppo, but this so far has not changed the attitudes of many Indonesians who still look down on made-in-China products because of their reputation for being inferior.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00NEW DELHI: At least 15 children were killed and dozens more injured when a school bus collided with a truck in northern India, police said.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00NEW DELHI: Indian flag carrier Air India is set to offer women-only seats on its domestic flights to provide female passengers more autonomy and comfort.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00TOKYO: Some might describe the idea as barking mad but a shrine in Tokyo is offering blessings to pets to protect the fluffy creatures from a “ruff” year ahead.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00MUMBAI: Inside a bungalow in a plush residential area of Gurugram, on the outskirts of New Delhi, a group of women in different stages of pregnancy share the hope their babies will be delivered safely – or risk losing the chance of big money forever.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00HANOI: Bettors in gambling-mad Vietnam will soon be allowed to stake their fortune in some casinos across the communist country, the government said, in a pilot scheme aimed at opening up the lucrative industry.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00JAKARTA: Once lauded by his followers for standing in front of two-large scale rallies in Jakarta last year, Rizieq Shihab, the notorious leader of the hard-line Islam Defenders Front (FPI), is now being investigated by the West Java Police, an ironic turn of affairs.Tight squeeze: Rizieq being mobbed by reporters in this file picture. — Reuters
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00JAKARTA: The Indonesian government is taking Germany’s lead in its attempt to fight back against hoaxes and press Facebook to better filter false news from its newsfeed, a minister has said.